Ewout JN Groen
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh studying mechanisms and possible therapies for motor neuron diseases (MND). After obtaining a BSc and MSc in biomedical sciences at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), I completed my PhD research at the same university on the genetics and biology underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I now work in the laboratory of Prof Gillingwater in Edinburgh studying the childhood-onset MND spinal muscular atrophy. By combining studies in several models of the disease we hope to improve our understanding of its causes and find new ways to develop therapies.
Articles by Ewout JN Groen
One of the biggest favors you can do for yourself as a postdoc is to get a personal postdoctoral fellowship. Your own funding covers your salary and (often) some research costs as well. As such, you will have a degree of independence that you would not have otherwise. Also, being able to show that you…